There is a controversy in my family: NYTimes or Wall Street Journal?
I enjoy reading the NYTimes. I am a liberal Democrat and believe the NYTimes supports government action.
My grandparents enjoy reading the Wall Street Journal. They are conservative Tea Party-ers and believe the Wall Street Journal supports business.
While this is only an example with a population of n=2, I think this relationship with news sources has a trend throughout America. If this trend is true, what may explain this?
This article discusses Mayor Bloomberg’s efforts to reduce waste through a mandatory city-wide composting system in NYC. The article seems to lean the left. I think the article promotes composting by providing much more evidence for why composting is a good idea for the city and even discussing NYC mayor candidates who support the system. Do you believe the NYTimes article is politically bias?
In class, Louise, mentioned that sometimes there is not another side to the story. Is there another side to waste reduction? If there is another side, does the NYTimes have a responsibility to fairly represent counter arguments?